Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Requirements for Admission

The process for submitting an application to become an undergraduate accounting student depends upon one’s classification. Applicants are encouraged to read all policies relating to admission and to meet with an academic advisor to answer questions regarding the admission process. There are four ways to become an undergraduate accounting student:

Policies for Current Students

Students who fall into this category apply directly to the University of Florida Office of Admission. Students who are offered on-campus admission may select accounting as their major. These students remain in the accounting program providing they have complied with all Universal Tracking criteria required of the freshman and sophomore years.

Freshman/Sophomore Guide

Application Deadline

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Community or state college transfers, and transfers from other universities, are a vibrant component of the BSAc Program. The Fisher School of Accounting uses an applicant pool to select candidates for admission to its Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program. All applications that meet the minimum standards are placed into a pool from which the most qualified are selected for admission each term. Prospective applicants should pay careful attention to complete all minimum requirements as described in the Junior Transfer Standards listed below in order to be a competitive applicant.

Junior Transfer Standards

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The minimum standards that must be met before a student will be eligible to be reclassified into the Fisher School as a freshman or a sophomore are as follows:

  1. Student must meet with an academic advisor.
  2. The BSAc program is not available to UF students enrolled in off-campus (online) programs, or in the PaCE program.
  3. Transfer students admitted to other majors at UF after Spring 2014 may not reclassify to the BSAc program (however all on-campus students may minor in accounting with the approval of their college).
  4. Student must have fewer than 60 credit hours completed, including current registration (without AP,IB, AICE, or DE credit).
  5. Student must be on track for the BSAc program at the time of admission.
  6. Students with a grade below “B” or a “W” in their first attempt of either ACG 2021 or ACG 2071 cannot reclassify to accounting until they earn a minimum grade of “B” in the course in which they had a deficiency.
  7. Students are allowed a maximum of two attempts to earn the minimum “B” grade in ACG 2021 and ACG 2071 (including drops and withdrawals).
  8. Must have an overall UF GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  9. Must have a minimum 3.0 preprofessional GPA.
  10. If application is submitted after the last day to drop a course, the application will be held until final grades are posted.

The minimum standards that must be met before a student will be considered for admission into the Fisher School are as follows:

  1. Student must meet with an academic advisor.
  2. The BSAc program is not available to UF students enrolled in off-campus (online) programs, or in the PaCE program.
  3. Transfer students admitted to other majors at UF after Spring 2014 may not reclassify to the BSAc program (however all on-campus students may minor in accounting with the approval of their college).
  4. Student must have at least a minimum of 60 credit hours completed, including current registration (not including AP, IB, AICE, or DE credit).
  5. Must have an overall UF GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  6. Must have a minimum 3.0 preprofessional GPA.
  7. Must have successfully completed all Bachelor of Science in Accounting Universal Tracking requirements for semesters 1-4.
  8. Must complete degree within a total of 138 hours at UF.
  9. Must successfully complete any upper-division accounting courses in process with a minimum of a “C” grade.
  10. Any 3000-level or above required accounting course in which the student previously enrolled, but which was not completed with a C or better, must be completed with a C or better prior to reclassifying.
  11. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all accounting courses numbered 3000 and above.
  12. If the application is after the last day to drop a course, the application will be held until grades are posted.

Computer Requirement

All University of Florida students are expected to own a computer. Visit UF Information Technology for minimum and recommended computer standards. In addition, undergraduate accounting students must have a laptop computer in order to take 3000-level or above accounting courses.